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University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust
Poole, Bournemouth
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa/pro rata
Closing date
3 Oct 2023

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Other allied health
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you enthusiastic, highly motivated and hardworking looking for a new challenge? Do you want to work in a caring and professional environment where patients come first? We are looking for a Sonographer at University Hospitals Dorset.

UHD ultrasound is split over three sites, Poole, Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch hospitals. Many types of ultrasound examinations are carried out by the team including general medical, obstetrics, gynaecology, vascular, paediatrics, including neonatal hips and neonatal heads, and musculoskeletal. We also scan as part of the Early Pregnancy clinic, various one-stop clinics and provide a 7 day ultrasound service.

We are a friendly supportive team who are responsible for independently performing and reporting Ultrasound examinations while ensuring the highest standard of patient care. Across the trust there are 10 general ultrasound rooms, 7 obstetric rooms, 2 Early Pregnancy Clinic rooms and 1 Gynae room. There is a mix of Philips, GE, Canon and Samsung Ultrasound systems throughout the department.

UHD also offers a relocation package worth up to �13,000 (Please see the additional information for the Relocation Policy to see if this is applicable to you).

Base Location: Poole, Bournemouth and Christchurch hospitals

Interview Date: 22nd October 2023

Main duties of the job

UHD Radiology department actively encourages CPD, supporting both internal and external educational events. Within ultrasound we promote regular audits, support the training of student sonographers and MSc level qualifications. We are considerate towards protecting staff against RSI with up-to- date ergonomic equipment and ultrasound lists designed to support safe practice. In striving for excellence, the radiology department has also been recommended for QSI accreditation.

The successful candidate would need to be able to work both independently and as part of our team whilst demonstrating high levels of competency. Excellent communication skills, outstanding interpersonal skills together with a caring and professional attitude are essential.

The post is full time across all sites, although a part time position and flexible working would also be considered.

About us

If you think this post might suit you please apply on line using the NHS Jobs website. Finally, you would be most welcome to come for a visit, see the departments and meet the team - please just contact us to arrange a visit.

Dorset is a fantastic place to live and work, please take a look at our videos on YouTube under Radiography recruitment at RBCH.

Our values define who we are as #TeamUHD. They underpin everything we do now and in the future. They define how we treat our patients, visitors, and each other, our valued team mates and colleagues.

UHD are investing in services across the Trust, with many being transformed and developed following merger and the New Hospital Programme.

In some cases this means that a services may move site this year or next, either temporarily or long term. Recruiting Managers interviewing for this role will be happy to answer any specific questions that you have at interview.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents which are attached to this advert

For further information please fell free to contact either Jo Halfpenny on 0300 0198616 or email or Cara List on 0300 0194891 or email

Person Specification



  • Diploma of college of Radiographers or BSc. Radiography
  • HCPC Registration
  • Postgraduate qualification in Medical Ultrasound



  • Postgraduate experience in ultrasound
  • Ability to work independently in all areas of ultrasound including - obstetrics, gynaecology and general abdominal
  • Evidence of continual professional development
  • Recent NHS experience


  • Experience supervising, teaching and mentoring all grades of staff
  • MSK
  • LATP Biopsy
  • Vascular
  • Paediatric (including neonatal hips and neonatal heads)

Technical Skills


  • Autonomous Practitioner
  • Good time management and prioritisation skills
  • Ability to analyse and interpret complex information to provide accurate, concise, clinical reports
  • Good communicator, compassionate attitude towards patient care
  • Team worker
  • Counselling skills

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust


University Hospitals Dorset

Poole, Bournemouth

BH15 2JB

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